Sarah Espinosa, BA MA

Sarah Espinosa, BA MA

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Sarah Espinosa
Department of Philosophy
University of Vienna
Universitätsstraße 7 (NIG)
1010 Vienna

Room: C 0211 (NIG)
Phone: +43-1-4277-46073



Areas of Specialization

Environmental Philosophy and Ethics, Philosophy of Science, Environmental Humanities



On nature’s decommodification: Appropriation Values and the Meaning of Exhaustion

The investigation focuses on possible scenarios permitting a “turning point” from nature’s exhaustion where the understanding of renewable natural resources could necessarily adhere to multiple notions of value. Specifically, it targets the conditions under which exhausted renewable natural resources – as they have been historically and factually appropriated, used and exchanged as economic units –, could be “de-commodified” and thus, understood under normative grounds for alternative property regimes and institutional arrangements.

Supervisors: Angela Kallhoff, Herwig Grimm


Upcoming Talks




Editorial Piece: Espinosa, S. (2017) BLACK SHELLS: A hidden treasure that has fostered mangrove recovery in Ecuador. Blue Forests Project.